Top-Five Year of the Dragon Gifts

If you’re looking at a Mayan calendar, you might be building a stockpile or living every day like it’ll be your last. However, if you’re looking at the lunar calendar, you’re probably more likely to be keeping an eye out for dragons, known for being independent, passionate and grand (with matching fiery tempers to boot)! These five picks are the perfect way to wish any dragon you know (that’d be your friends born in 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988 and, of course 2012) a happy new year.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

If there was ever a poster child for people born in the Year of the Dragon, it would be Lisbeth Salander. Rooney Mara’s brooding portrayal of the girl with the dragon tattoo is spot-on: Independent, preternaturally intelligent, oh and a master with a taser. Yup, that’s all dragon. Take any of your fiery friends to a showing of Fincher film and they’re sure to find a kindred spirit.

Hello Kitty Year of the Dragon Mirror ($18)

If your friends are less kick-ass and more kiss-kiss, they’ll appreciate this gold Hello Kitty compact. A special release for 2012, the mirror sports the Chinese characters for “Happy New Year” etched inside, so every time they touch up (we’d suggest NARS’ cult-fave shade Dragon Girl, naturally), they’ll get an extra boost of New Year’s prosperity.

Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Resurfacer ($75)

One of the main ingredients in this new serum is Dragon’s Blood Complex. While it’s not from mythical creatures, it is an extract from a tree in the Amazon that’ll accelerate skin damage repair. Sephora claims that it will reverse sun damage, fine lines and environmental attacks, so this might just be the thing to slather on whether you believe in the Mayan apocalypse or not.

Paloma’s Chinese Zodiac Dragon Charm in 18-Karat Gold and Diamonds ($1,450)

And because gold is good luck for the Chinese (and a glamorous touch to any gift), this Tiffany and Co. charm is the perfect finishing touch to any festive Lunar New Year outfit. Designed by Paloma Picasso, it features two round brilliant cut diamonds for eyes and enough good luck to last through this year and many more dragon years to come!

Cartier Le Baiser du Dragon Eau de Parfum ($100)

Inspired by the Deco accents in Cartier’s Le Baiser du Dragon jewelry collection, this eau takes vetiver, one of the most masculine notes in perfumery, and spins it to one of the most iconic feminine scents of the last decade. Mixing cedar, gardenia, neroli and more, it was an instant classic for those eschewing traditional feminine scents like Estee Lauder Pleasures and Kenzo Flower, which just so happened to be created by the same nose.

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